The Union Jack

A British flag glimpsed during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution is the prompt that inspires this autobiographical novel by the 2002 Nobel laureate.

April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…